The Tayshaun Prince Mutiny has come to a boil. Clearly, it has created an untenable situation for the Detroit Pistons. Either the longtime Piston mainstay Prince must go or the neophyte coach must go. In such situations its always the player that is asked to leave.
The Bucks should offer the Pistons a solution to their festering problem in the form of a trade of SFs — Corey Maggette for Tayshaun Prince. It might be a win-win for both teams. And as far as CBA Salary Cap considerations, I tested the trade on the RealGM trade checker, and it worked (Trade ID #5737973).
The reason I suggest that the Bucks offer up Maggette so soon after acquiring him is because he is off to a very slow start in Milwaukee and it looks a little bit like he does not fit the system. He doesn’t look comfortable at all, and his production reflects that. Plus, he’s not the kind of aggressive defender that Scott Skiles favors anyway, and it shows in his allotted minutes. Many projected him as a starter, but he’s getting second string minutes.
From the Pistons perspective, they can end an embarrassing situation and pick up a nice talent that fits their roster and style. Corey was a very prolific scorer the past few seasons in Golden State and those talents probably have not diminished a whole lot. Plus his basket attacking style would provide a needed counterpart to Detroit’s long range shooters.
From Milwaukee’s perspective, Prince would be a great addition. Prince is not nearly the scorer Maggette is, but he is a proven defender, he is versatile, he is a reliable long-range shooter, and he is a guy who will move the basketball around. Those are all qualities Skiles favors.
Of course, I pulled this idea out of my backside, so the odds of it happening are remote. But it seems like it would be a sensible value-for-value transaction if it did take place. The Pistons clearly have to move Prince, and Milwaukee seems like a plausible destination.